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Outside of traditional labor structures, a new labor activism is surging, often supported by traditional unions. This new activism ranges from the “Fight for $15” movement to the statewide teacher strikes that broke out last spring.
Labor organizers and researchers said they had not heard of Amazon previously coming to the table after worker pressure, even for private discussions. Last week, Amazon offered some compromises at its facilities in the Minneapolis area.
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November 1, 2018 Against the Current
Focusing on Ford Motor Co.’s rise, the author posits a connect between racial practices in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa and Ford’s divisive labor processes, seeing racism as an essential element in the creation of global capitalism.
My tendency as a labor historian has always been to look at life beyond the workplace. Life taught me that working people are multi-dimensional. They care about many things in addition to work and unions, they bring multiple concerns and aspirations.
Sarita Gupta, Stephen Lerner, & Joseph A. McCartin
The American Prospect
A call for a new union strategy from three prominent workers' advocates. It is the concentration of wealth and power in this new economy, not computerization or artificial intelligence, that represents the gravest threat to our future.